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Aboard ET 312, the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in two decades

All this was kickstarted last month when Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki both agreedto cease hostilities, reopen borders and embassies, and promised to resume trade. The move was a marked turn for both countries and was welcomed not just across Africa but a

QUARTZ - 2018-07-19 11:47:03

Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopia border: Eritrean Press

July 19, 2018 / 9:52 AM / Updated an hour ago ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea has pulled troops back from the heavily militarized border with Ethiopia as a "gesture of reconciliation" with its giant neighbor and long-time foe, the pro-government Eritrean Press agency said on its Facebook page. "It is im

REUTERS - 2018-07-19 09:52:05

Safaricom Reportedly Taking M-Pesa Services to Ethiopia

On 17th of July,Reutersreported that Safaricom was in “advanced talks” with the Ethiopian government to take the mobile money service, M-Pesa to Ethiopia. This is a big deal as Safaricom has said in the past that they would use M-Pesa to penetrate new markets in Africa.

TECHWEEZ.COM - 2018-07-19 09:45:14

Fresh displacement increasing humanitarian needs in Ethiopia

(Nairobi, 19 th July 2018), At least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia.

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Bird of peace: 1st commercial flight from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea lands | The Star

JOHANNESBURG—Hailed as “the bird of peace,” the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to former rival Eritrea landed on Wednesday as air links resumed after the swift and stunning end of a 20-year state of war.Eritrea’s information minister announced the arrival of the Ethiopian Airlines flight in t

THESTAR.COM - 2018-07-18 22:40:07

Ethiopia asks Saudi for year's worth of fuel, with payment delayed

ADDIS ABABA, July 18 (Reuters) - Ethiopia has asked Saudi Arabia for a year’s supply of fuel with payment delayed for 12 months because of its chronic lack of foreign exchange, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s chief of staff said on Wednesday.

REUTERS - 2018-07-18 16:11:35

Roses, Champagne Given To Passengers On Historic 'Bird Of Peace' Flight From Ethiopia To Eritrea

Ethiopian Airlines made its first trip to Eritrea on Wednesday, July 18, after a20-year border war over disputed land. TheBBCreports families divided because of the war will reunite since 1998 when the war officially started and prohibited road and air travel between the two nations.

BLAVITY.COM - 2018-07-18 14:56:44

Ethiopia has resumed flying to the 'North Korea of Africa' after a 20-year break

Ethiopian Airlines will also buy a 20 percent stake in Eritrean Airlines, according to a tweet Tuesday by Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia’s communication minister.

CNBC - 2018-07-18 11:37:19

Grain wars: Ethiopia fights to reclaim intellectual property rights of its ancient 'supergrain' teff | Genetic Literacy Project

Since 2000, teff flour and its food-related products (bread, pancakes, cakes, etc…), according to the European Institute of patents, was “created” by a Dutchman named Jans Roosjen, director of Health and Performance Food International. The company holds exclusive intellectual property rights over th

GENETICLITERACYPROJECT.ORG - 2018-07-18 11:01:13

Ethiopia Eritrea first flight: Excitement mounts as families get set to reunite

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (L) and President Isaias Afeworki of Eritrea (R) celebrate the opening of the Embassy of Eritrea in Ethiopia reopened following the official visit after twenty years, in Addis Ababa on July 13, 2018.

CNN - 2018-07-18 09:44:09

Exclusive: Ethiopia says reforms 'to unleash private sector' - Global Rubber Markets

Exclusive: Ethiopia says reforms ‘to unleash private sector’ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia is open to selling off a host of state-owned firms, either partially or entirely, as part of a majoreconomicreform drive designed to “unleash the potential of the private sector”, its information minister sa

GLOBALRUBBERMARKETS.COM - 2018-07-18 09:01:16

Ethiopia Resumes Commercial Flights to Eritrea

Passengers pose for a selfie picture inside an Ethiopian Airlines flight which departed from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Eritrea's capital Asmara on July 18, 2018.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-07-18 08:55:00

1st commercial flight goes from Ethiopia to ex-rival Eritrea | WTOP

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WTOP - 2018-07-18 08:40:00

Ethiopia says reforms "to unleash private sector"

ADDIS ABABA, July 18 (Reuters) - Ethiopia is open to sellingoff stakes, either partial or entire, in a host of state-ownedfirms as part of a major economic reform drive designed to"unleash the potential of the private sector", its informationminister said on Wednesday.

AGRICULTURE ONLINE - 2018-07-18 07:48:59

Ethiopia says reforms

ADDIS ABABA, July 18 (Reuters) - Ethiopia is open to selling off stakes, either partial or entire, in a host of state-owned firms as part of a major economic reform drive designed to “unleash the potential of the private sector”, its information minister said on Wednesday.

REUTERS - 2018-07-18 07:48:59

Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea - Breitbart

Ethiopian Airlines, one of Africa’s fastest-growing carriers, has said it would initially operate a once-a-day return flight between Addis Ababa and Asmara.

BREITBART - 2018-07-18 02:57:52

Commercial Plane Flies From Ethiopia To Eritrea For First Time In 20 Years

Photo by Maheder Haileselassie Tadese AFP/Getty ImagesPassengers pose for a selfie picture inside an Ethiopian Airlines plane that departed from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and flew to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, on Wednesday. It was the first commercial flight between the tw

KPBS - 2018-07-18 00:00:00

WFP Ethiopia Monthly Market Watch Report, July 2018

Inflation: In June 2018, the inter-annual general inflation stood at 14.7 percent up 1.0 percentage points from last month. Food inflation increased from 14.9 percent last month to 17.9 percent in June 2018. This could pose a serious risk to food security, generally, and of pricing poor household ou

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-18 00:00:00

Ethiopia: Senior police officers enhance knowledge on humanitarian principles

"All human rights standards and humanitarian principles are clearly stated in our constitution, but are not properly put into practice for various reasons. Failing to strictly observe the laws and principles related to policing is punishable by the law was the most important lesson I learnt from the

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-18 00:00:00

Ethiopia invests US$ 31.4 million on innovative next-generation solar refrigerators for vaccines

Addis Ababa, 18 July 2018 -The Federal Ministry of Health has procured over 6,000 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) refrigerators for health posts and woreda (district) health offices in areas without reliable electricity. The devices will store vaccines at health facilities which will help keep millions of

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-18 00:00:00